Gaines Rodgers Lenoir

09/01/1944 –  12/11/2021

Obituary for Gaines Rodgers Lenoir

Gaines Rodgers Lenoir
Gaines Rodgers Lenoir, Jr, 77 years old was born in Knoxville, TN on September 1, 1944.  He departed his life Saturday December 11, 2021. 
Gaines was a volunteer at CAC where he was a Senior Companion at the Daily Living Center and Howard Circle of Friends.  He was an inspiration to everyone he met with his sense of humor, words of wisdom and his love of life.  Gaines loved his University of Tennessee VOLS Football, basketball, and spending time with his family.
He was welcomed into eternity by parents, Gaines, Sr and Cordelia Lenoir; son, Gaines Rodgers Lenoir III; maternal grandparents, Calvin and Louvenia Kincaid; paternal grandparents, Willie Lenoir and Geneva Trent. 
Gaines will be forever missed by loving and devoted wife Jacquelyn Lenoir; son, Damon Lenoir; sisters, Brenda Bailey and Janice (Darius) Harper all of Knoxville; brother, Gary (Tawana) Lenoir of Cincinnati, OH; grandchildren, Cherry, Ariel, Damon Jr, Shante, Darien, Deonna, Breanna and Davin; 8 great grandchildren; nieces, Robin Lenoir of Knoxville, Angela (Glenn) Morrow of Memphis, and Miracle (Jose) Harper of Jacksonville, FL; nephews, Earl (Cynthia) Bailey of Virginia Beach, VA, William Bailey, Sr., Darius (Sarah) Harper Jr., Ashburn, VA, Gary (Tarrah) Lenoir, Desmond (Sarah) Lenoir, and Shawn (Alexus) Lenoir all of Cincinnati, OH; step-daughter, Rhavonda Dale; step-grandchildren, Je’Adora and Ja’Nyla Mynatt, all of Knoxville; special friends, Thurman Walters of Knoxville and Hiram Terrell of Atlanta, GA. and a host of other devoted relatives and friends too numerous to name.
Family will receive friends, 11:30 – 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 1601 Dandridge Ave; funeral service, 12:30 p.m., Rev. Jesse Williams, Officiating.
Interment, East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, John Sevier Hwy.

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Receiving of Friends

Tuesday, December 21, 2021
11:30 – 12:30 p.m
Mt. Olive Baptist Church
 1601 Dandridge Ave

Funeral Service

Tuesday, December 21, 2021
12:30 p.m
Mt. Olive Baptist Church
 1601 Dandridge Ave


Tuesday, December 21, 2021
 East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery

John Sevier Hwy

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